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									            Flat Panel Televisions
      Which one is right for you, Plasma or LCD?
As with any new technology, it took a        be careful who you ask. A manufacturer          LCD TVs are ideal for brightly lit
few years to perfect flat panel displays.    or a retailer who offers TVs of only one     rooms and daytime watching because
Modern plasma and LCD television sets        type will surely tell you that what they     they produce a brighter picture than plas-
are bright, offer high contrast ratios and   offer is better. The real answer depends     ma TVs. The picture performance of
display accurate colours. The latest flat    on your watching habits and where you        LCD TVs is continually improving with
panel TVs are capable of displaying a        will be placing your new TV. Both tech-      every new generation. LCD TVs are a
full 1080 progressive resolution (1920 x     nologies have some pros and cons, nei-       great choice for video gamers because
1080 pixels) - the holy grail of HDTV.       ther is a clear winner.                      they are not susceptible to a picture
Every several months, the world's largest        Modern plasma TVs are capable of         "burn in" at all (video games often have
flat panel TV is introduced. Panasonic's     producing a phenomenal picture quality       a static part in their picture). A good
behemoth 103 incher currently holds the      with true to life colours, high contrast     number of the larger LCD TVs offer the
record for the largest plasma TV, and        ratios and very deep black levels. They      highest HDTV resolution of 1080p.
LG's massive 100 inch LCD TV is in a         also produce an incredibly smooth
close, second place.                         motion during fast moving scenes.            Shopping Tips for Both Flat Panel
   There has never been a better time to     Plasma TVs are best suited for rooms         Technologies
buy a flat panel TV. The prices of both      that aren't overly bright (i.e. rooms that
flat panel technologies have dropped         don't have a large number of windows or      Screen Size: All modern movies and
drastically during the last few years mak-   bright lighting). Static pictures that are   high definition programming is produced
ing them affordable to most consumers.       left on the screen for extended periods of   in a widescreen (16:9 screen ratio) for-
The price gap between the two technolo-      time may cause a "burn in" on some plas-     mat. Unless you are looking for a small
gies is also substantially smaller than in   ma displays, although most modern plas-      TV for your kitchen, you should definite-
the past. Today, the pricing is very simi-   ma TVs use different methods to mini-        ly be looking for a widescreen TV.
lar between the same sized LCD and           mize the chances of this happening.          Selecting the size of your new television
plasma TVs.                                  1080p plasmas have recently became           should be based on two factors, namely
    These two fantastic technologies of      available, although only the largest and     your room size and budget. A good rule
course beg the question, which technolo-     most expensive sets currently offer this     of thumb for selecting the screen size is
gy is right for you - plasma or LCD? But     resolution.                                  that the distance from your viewing posi-


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tion should be roughly 3 times the diag-      (921,600 total pixels). 1080i and 1080p        not be used to connect any modern A/V
onal size of the screen. Any closer and       signals have a 1920 by 1080 resolution         equipment.
the picture may look grainy or pixilated.     (2,073,600 total pixels).                          The number of video inputs should
                                                 Many television sets accept the 720p        depend on how many video sources
Brightness and Contrast: Most manu-           and 1080i signals although they are not        you'll be plugging into the TV. Make
facturers specify a contrast ratio and a      true high-definition sets. A real high-        sure that the TV has a couple of extra
brightness value for their television sets    definition television must have at least       connections that you won't use right
although some do not. This is because         720 pixel rows. In order to display the        away so that you can add other compo-
there is no standard way of measuring         highest resolution 1080i or 1080p pic-         nents in the future. If you'll be using an
brightness and contrast. The higher the       ture, the screen must have at least 1080       A/V receiver to run your home theatre,
brightness number, the brighter the pic-      pixel rows.                                    then you don't have to worry about the
ture will be and the easier it will be to                                                    number of inputs on the TV. The number
watch the television in bright lighting       Analog and Digital Tuners: All flat            of inputs and outputs of the A/V receiver
conditions. More expensive TVs usually        panel television sets have a built-in          will dictate how many components you'll
offer a higher brightness. A television       NTSC tuner which allows them to                be able to connect.
with a higher contrast ratio should pro-      receive over-the-air analog channels.
duce crisper, cleaner and sharper images.     Many of the latest models also have an         Additional LCD TV Shopping Tip:
Contrast ratio is a measure of how many       ATSC tuner built-in, allowing them to          Response time is a very important speci-
times brighter the white tones will be        pick up over-the-air digital and high-def-     fication to check when shopping for an
compared to the black tones in the pic-       inition channels. In order to receive ana-     LCD TV. Response time refers to the
ture.                                         log or digital channels over the air, you      amount of time it takes for the LCD pix-
                                              will need to hook up an indoor or out-         els to go from active (black) to inactive
Screen Resolution: The resolution spec-       door antenna. All channels broadcasted         (white) and back to active again. Look
ifies the number of horizontal and verti-     over the air are free but the selection is     for LCD televisions with the smallest
cal rows of pixels that a television screen   rather limited.                                response time. Lower numbers mean
can display. For example, standard                                                           faster transitions and therefore less visi-
(NTSC) DVDs have a resolution of 704          Quality and Number of Video Inputs:            ble image artifacts and trailing during
by 480 pixels (or 337,920 total pixels).      Every television offers a different num-       fast motion scenes. Look for a response
But with the amount of high definition        ber and selection of video inputs.             time of 12 ms or less. Response times are
content growing daily, it only makes          Connecting your sources such as DVD            continually improving and some manu-
sense to buy a television capable of dis-     players, satellite boxes or video gaming       factures are offering LCD televisions
playing HD resolutions. High definition       systems using the latest connections will      with a response time as fast as 4 ms
content is available from cable and satel-    result in the best possible picture quality.   today.
lite providers, high definition DVDs          The picture quality can vary substantial-
(HD DVD and Blu-ray formats) and              ly between various video connections.          In the following pages we highlight
video gaming consoles (Xbox 360 and           Video connections from best to worst           some of the more exciting TVs available
PS3). Three high definition formats           are: HDMI, DVI, component, S-video             today. We also include a comprehensive
exist: 720p, 1080i and 1080p. 720p sig-       and composite. S-video and composite           listing of all TV models from manufac-
nals have a 1280 by 720 resolution            connections are old standards that should      turers that we think you should consider.

                                                                                                        Panasonic TH65PX600 65-
                                                                                                        inch Plasma TV
                                                                                                        Why it's cool: This is one of
                                                                                                        the largest flat panel TVs
                                                                                                        currently available in the
                                                                                                        world. It displays the full
                                                                                                        1080p resolution to match
                                                                                                        today's high definition DVD
                                                                                                        formats and includes a large
                                                                                                        suite of audio and video
                                                                                                        inputs (including three
                                                                                                        HDMI inputs). An SD card
                                                                                                        slot allows pictures from a
LG 42LB1DR 42-inch LCD TV
                                                                                                        digital camera to be dis-
Why it’s cool: This 42 inch beauty contains a built-in 160 GB digital video recorder (DVR) which
                                                                                                        played in high resolution on
makes recording TV programming easier than ever. It offers a resolution of 1366 x 768 (720p), an
                                                                                                        its giant screen.
8ms response time, 500 nits of brightness, 3000:1 contrast ratio and has dual HDMI inputs.


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                                              Philips 50PF9731D/37
                                              50-inch Plasma TV (left)
                                              Why it’s cool: This 720p plasma
                                              has an Ambilight feature that pro-
                                              duces ambient light around the
                                              display to complement the
                                              colours and light intensity of the
                                              on-screen image. Ambilight stim-
                                              ulates more relaxed viewing, and
                                              improves perceived picture detail,
                                              contrast and color. It automati-
                                              cally adapts its colours according
                                              to the changing content on the
                                              screen. A USB connector allows
                                              the TV to display JPG pictures
                                              and play MP3 music files from a
                                              connected flash drive. Other key         Pioneer Elite PRO-FHD1
                                              specs/features include: 1500 nits        50-inch Plasma Monitor (above)
                                              of brightness, a 10,000: 1 contrast      Why it's cool: Pioneer's newest 50 inch plasma is
                                              ratio and 2 HDMI inputs.                 among the first plasmas that can display the full
                                                                                       1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution using more than 2
Sharp LC46D62U 46-inch LCD TV (below)
                                                                                       million individual pixels. Pioneer claims that the
Why it's cool: This elegant large screen LCD TV produces a 1080p picture
                                                                                       PRO-FHD1 offers the same smooth refresh rate of
and includes a new 4-wavelength backlight system that provides enhanced
                                                                                       their 720p sets. In addition to common video
colour reproduction. It has a brightness of 450 cd/m2, a 2000:1 contrast
                                                                                       inputs, two HDMI inputs and a single DVI input
ratio (10,000:1 dynamic) and two HDMI (ver. 1.2a) inputs. Sharp's propri-
                                                                                       are provided.
etary video circuitry produces a lightning fast response time of less than 4
ms, ensuring crisp images for fast on-screen action.

                                                     Viewsonic N4251w 42-inch
                                                     LCD TV (right)
                                                     Why it's cool: This 42-inch LCD
                                                     TV offers a big bang for your
                                                     buck. The N4251w has a native
                                                     resolution of 1366 x 768 (720p), a
                                                     contrast ratio of 1200:1 and a
                                                     brightness of 500 cd/m2. It con-
                                                     tains a full suite of audio and
                                                     video connections, including three
                                                     HDMI inputs. An 8ms response
                                                     time ensures that no blurring
                                                     occurs during fast moving scenes.




                         Current LCD Television Models
                                                                  Response            composite s-video component RGB digital     Price
Manufacturer Model         Size Ratio   Brightness     Contrast            Resolution
                                                                  Time                inputs    inputs inputs     input input     (MSRP)
HP
             LC3260N       32”   16:9   450            1200:1     6ms      1366x768         2        2        2       no   HDMIx2 $1299
             SLC3760N      37”   16:9   450            1200:1     6ms      1366x768         3        1        2       no   HDMIx2 $2499
JVC
             LT-32X667     32”   16:9   500            800:1               1366x768         3        2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $1599
             LT-37X787     37”   16:9   500            800:1               1366x768         3        2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $1999
             LT-37X987     37”   16:9   500            800:1               1366x768         3        2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2399
             LT-46FN97     46”   16:9                                      1920x1080        3        2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3999



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                                                                 Response            composite s-video component RGB digital    Price
Manufacturer Model          Size Ratio   Brightness   Contrast            Resolution
                                                                 Time                inputs    inputs inputs     input input    (MSRP)
LG
              26LX1D        26”   16:9   600          1200:1     8ms      1366x768       2       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,199
              32LX1D        32”   16:9   500          1200:1     8ms      1366x768       2       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,599
Wireless TV   15LW1R        15”   4:3    450          400:1      16ms     1024x768                       no       no   no       $1,099
              15LC1RB       15”   4:3    450          500:1      8ms      1024x768                               yes   no       $399
              20LC1RB       20”   4:3    500          700:1               640x480                                 no   no       $599
              23LC1RB       23”   16:9   500          700:1      16ms     1366x768                               yes   no       $899
              26LC2R        26”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1366x768       0       2        1       no   no       $999
              32LC2D        32”   16:9   500          1600:1     8ms      1366x768       0       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,399
              37LC2D        37”   16:9   500          1600:1     8ms      1366x768       0       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,799
              42LC2D        42”   16:9   500          1600:1     8ms      1366x768       0       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $2,299
              42LB1DR       42”   16:9   500          3000:1     8ms      1366x768       0       2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,599
              47LB1DA       47”   16:9   550          800:1      8ms      1920x1080      0       2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3,699
Panasonic
              TC-23LX60C    23”   16:9   500          3000:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        1       no   HDMIx1 $1,099
              TC-26LX60C    26”   16:9   500          3000:1     8ms      1366x768       2       2        1       no   HDMIx1 $1,199
              TC-32LX60C    32”   16:9   500          3000:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        1       no   HDMIx1 $1,699
              TC-26LX600    26”   16:9   500          3000:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        1       no   HDMIx2 $1,399
              TC-32LX600    32”   16:9   500          3000:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        1       no   HDMIx2 $1,899
Philips
              15PF5120/28   15”   4:3    400          450:1      16ms     1024x768       1       1        1       no   DVIx1    $599
              20PF5120/28   20”   4:3    500          500:1      16ms     800x600        1       1        1       no   DVIx1    $799
              26PF5321D/37 26”    16:9   500          600:1      8ms      1366x768       4       2        2       no   HDMIx1 $1,499
              32PF5321D/37 32”    16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1366x768       4       2        2       no   HDMIx1 $1,799
              32PF7321D/37 32”    16:9   500          2400:1     8ms      1366x768       4       2        2       no   HDMIx1 $1,999
              32PF7421D/37 32”    16:9   500          2400:1     8ms      1366x768       4       2        2       no   HDMIx1 $1,799
              37PF7321D/37 37”    16:9   500          2400:1     8ms      1366x768       4       2        2       no   HDMIx1 $2,299
              37PF9631D/37 37”    16:9   500          6000:1     6ms      1366x768       3       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,799
              42PF7421D/37 42”    16:9   500          1650:1     8ms      1366x768       4       2        2       no   HDMIx1 $3,299
              42PF9731D/37 42”    16:9   550          4500:1              1366x768       4       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3,999
              42PF9831D/37 42”    16:9   550          4500:1              1366x768       4       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $4,699
Samsung
              LN-S2352W     23”   16:9                3000:1                             2                2      yes   HDMIx1 Samsung
              LN-S2641D     26”   16:9                3000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 does not
              LN-S2651D     26”   16:9                4000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 publish
              LN-S2652D     26”   16:9                4000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 suggested
              LN-S3251D     32”   16:9                4000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 retail
              LN-S3252D     32”   16:9                4000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 prices
              LN-S4041D     40”   16:9                3000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S4051D     40”   16:9                                                   2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S4052D     40”   16:9                                                   2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S4692D     46”   16:9                6000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S4696D     46”   16:9                6000:1                             1       1        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S4096D     40”   16:9                6000:1                             2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S4695D     46”   16:9                6000:1                             2       2        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S1951W     19”   16:9   300          700:1               1440x900                               yes    DVIx1
              LN-S1952W     19”   16:9   300          700:1               1440x900                               yes   DVIx1
              LN-S3241D     32    16:9                3000:1                             2       2        2      yes   HDMIx2
              LN-S2341W     23”   16:9                3000:1                             2       2        2      yes   HDMIx2
Sharp
              LC15S5US      15”   4:3    450          500:1               640x480        2       1        1       no   no       $599
              LC20S5US      20”   4:3    450          500:1               640x480        2       1        1       no   no       $799
              LC26D40U      26”   16:9   450          1200:1              1366x768       3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $1,399
              LC32D40U      32”   16:9   450          1200:1              1366x768       3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $1,899
              LC32D41U      32”   16:9   450          1200:1              1366x768       3       1        1       no   HDMIx2 $1,899
              LC37D40U      37”   16:9   450          1200:1              1366x768       3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $2,299




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                                                                  Response            composite s-video component RGB digital   Price
Manufacturer Model           Size Ratio   Brightness   Contrast            Resolution
                                                                  Time                inputs    inputs inputs     input input   (MSRP)
                LC32D50U     32”   16:9   450          1200:1              1366x768       2       1        1       no   hdmi/dvi $1,999
                LC37D90U     37”   16:9   450          1200:1              1920x1080      3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $2,699
                LC42D62U     42”   16:9   450          1200:1              1920x1080      3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $3,099
                LC46D62U     46”   16:9   450          2000:1              1920x1080      3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $3,999
                LC52D62U     52”   16:9   450          1200:1              1920x1080      3       1        2       no   HDMIx2 $5,199
Sony
                KDLV32XBR2   32”   16:9                1300:1              1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,399
                KDL40XBR2    40”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       1        2      yes   HDMIx3 $3,999
                KDL40XBR3    40”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       1        2      yes   HDMIx3 $4,299
                KDL46XBR2    46”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       1        2      yes   HDMIx3 $4,699
                KDL46XBR3    46”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       1        2      yes   HDMIx3 $4,999
                KDL52XBR2    52”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       1        2      yes   HDMIx3 $7,999
                KDL52XBR3    52”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       1        2      yes   HDMIx3 $8,299
                KLV23S200A   23”   16:9                1200:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,299
                KLV26S200A   26”   16:9                1200:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,499
                KLV32S200A   32”   16:9                1200:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,899
                KDL32S2010   32”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $2,099
                KDL32S2400   32”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,899
Integrated HT   TAVL1        15”   16:9                                    1366x768       3                             HDMIx1 $5,999
                KLV40S200A   40”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $2,499
                KDL40S2010   40”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $2,699
                KDL40S2400   40”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $2,799
                KDL40V2500   40”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3,299
                KDL46S2000   46”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1366x768       3       2        2      yes   HDMIx1 $3,499
                KDL46V2500   46”   16:9                1300:1     8ms      1920x1080      3       2        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3,999
Toshiba                                                                    1366x768
built-in DVD    15DLV76      15”   4:3    500          600:1      16ms     1024x768                                no   no      $549
built-in DVD    20HL86       20”   16:9   500          600:1      16ms     1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $649
                20HLK86      20”   16:9   450          600:1      8ms      1366x768       2       1        1      yes   HDMIx1 $699
                20DL76       20”   16:9   450          600:1      16ms     800x600        2       1        1      yes   no      $549
built-in DVD    20HLV86      20”   16:9   500          600:1      16ms     1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $849
built-in DVD    23HLV86      23”   16:9   500          800:1      16ms     1366x768       2       1        1      yes   HDMIx1 $899
                26HL86       26”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   DVIx1   $1,099
built-in DVD    26HLV66      26”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,399
                32HL86       32”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,299
built-in DVD    32HLV66      32”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,599
                37HL86       37”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   HDMIx1 $1,799
built-in DVD    37HLV66      37”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   HDMIx1 $2,099
                37LX96       37”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768       2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,399
                42HL196      42”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1080x1920      2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,499
                42LX196      42”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1080x1920      2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,799
                42LZ196      42”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1080x1920      2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $2,999
                47LX196      47”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1080x1920      2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3,499
                47LZ196      47”   16:9   500          800:1      8ms      1080x1920      2       1        2      yes   HDMIx2 $3,799
Viewsonic
                N2011        20”   4:3    450          500:1      12ms     640x480                                 no   no      $499
                N2060w       20.1” 4:3    450          700:1      8ms      1366x768                               yes   no      $599
                N2751w       27”   16:9   550          1000:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $989
                N3251w       32”   16:9   550          1000:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $1,169
                N3260w       32”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $1,299
                N3751w       37”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $1,529
                N3760w       37”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $1,829
                N4060w       40”   16:9   500          1000:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $2,289
                N4200w       42”   16:9   500          1600:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $2,449
                N4251w       42”   16:9   500          1200:1     8ms      1366x768                               yes   HDMI    $2,289




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               Current Plasma Television Models
                                                                             composite s-video component RGB digital     Price
Manufacturer Model          Size Ratio   Brightness    Contrast Resolution
                                                                             inputs    inputs inputs     input input     (MSRP)
HP
               PL4260N      42”   16:9                 10000:1   1024x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx1   $1,999
               PL5060N      50”   16:9                 10000:1   1366x768        3       1        2       yes   HDMIx1   $2,999
Hitachi
               42HDS69      42”   16:9                           1024x1080       5       2        3             HDMIx3   $2,499
               42HDT79      42”   16:9                           1024x1080       5       2        3             HDMIx3   $2,699
               42HDX99      42”   16:9                           1024x1080       5       2        3             HDMIx3   $3,699
               55HDS69      55”   16:9                           1366x768        5       2        3             HDMIx3   $4,499
               55HDT79      55”   16:9                           1366x768        5       2        3             HDMIx3   $4,899
               55HDX99      55”   16:9                           1366x768        5       2        3             HDMIx3   $5,999
LG
               42PC3DVA     42”   16:9   1500          10000:1   852x480         2       2        2       no    HDMIx1   $1,999
               42PC3D       42”   16:9   1500          10000:1   1024x768        2       2        2       no    HDMIx1   $2,299
               50PC3D       50”   16:9   1000          10000:1   1366x768        2       2        2       no    HDMIx1   $3,199
               42PC1D       42”   16:9   1500          10000:1   1024x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $2,799
               60PC1D       60”   16:9   1200          7000:1    1366x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $5,999
160GB DVR      50PC1DR      50”   16:9   1000          10000:1   1366x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $3,699
160GB DVR      50PY2DR      50”   16:9   1000          5000:1    1366x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $5,499
160GB DVR      60PY2DR      60”   16:9   1000          5000:1    1366x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $9,999
               MW-71PY10    71”   16:9   800           1200:1    1920x1080       2       2        2       yes   HDMI/dvi $29,999
NEC (Monitors Only)
               42XR4A       42”   16:9                 1500:1    1024x768        2       1        2       yes   HDMIx1   $3,990
               50XR5A       50”   16:9                 1500:1    1365x768        2       1        2       yes   HDMIx1   $5,700
  new model    60XR5A       60”   16:9   coming Nov.
Panasonic
               TH-42PD60    42”   16:9                 10000:1   852x480         2       2        2       no    HDMIx1   $2,199
               TH-37PX60    37”   16:9                 10000:1   1024x720        3       3        2       no    HDMIx2   $2,299
               TH-42PX60    42”   16:9                 10000:1   1024x768        3       3        2       no    HDMIx2   $2,499
               TH-50PX60    50”   16:9                 10000:1   1366x768        3       3        2       no    HDMIx2   $3,999
               TH-58PX60    58”   16:9                 10000:1   1366x768        3       3        2       no    HDMIx2   $6,499
               TH-42PX600   42”   16:9                 10000:1   1024x768        3       3        2       yes   HDMIx2   $2,999
               TH-50PX600   50”   16:9                 10000:1   1366x768        3       3        2       yes   HDMIx2   $4,499
               TH-58PX600   58”   16:9                 10000:1   1366x768        3       3        2       yes   HDMIx2   $6,999
               TH-65PX600   65”   16:9                 10000:1   1920x1080       3       3        2       yes   HDMIx3   $12,999
Philips
               42PF5321D/37 42”   16:9   1200          10000:1   1024x768        4       2        2       no    HDMI     $2,999
               42PF7321D/37 42”   16:9   1200          10000:1   1024x768        4       2        2       no    HDMI     $2,999
               42PF9631D/37 42”   16:9   1500          10000:1   1024x768        2       1        2       yes   HDMIx2   $3,999
               50PF7321D/37 50”   16:9   1100          10000:1   1366x768        4       2        2       no    HDMI     $3,999
               50PF9431D/37 50”   16:9                                                                                   $3,999
               50PF9631D/37 50”   16:9   1500          10000:1   1366x768        2       1        2       yes   HDMIx2   $4,299
               50PF9731D/37 50”   16:9   1500          10000:1   1366x768        2       1        2       yes   HDMIx2   $4,499
Pioneer
               PRO-940HD    42”   16:9                           1024x768        3       2        3       yes   HDMIx2   $4499
               PRO-1140HD   50”   16:9                           1365x768        3       2        3       yes   HDMIx2   $5999
monitor only   PRO-FHD1     50”   16:9                           1920x1080                                yes   HDMIx2   $9999
               PDP-4270HD   42”   16:9                           1024x768        3       2        3       yes   HDMIx2   $3499
               PDP-5070HD   50”   16:9                           1365x768        3       2        3       yes   HDMIx2   $4999
Samsung
               SP-S4243     42”   16:9   1500          10000:1                   1       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   Samsung
               SP-S4223     42”   16:9                 10000:1                   2       2        2             HDMIx2   does not
               HP-S5053     50”   16:9                                           1       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   publish
               HP-S5033     50”   16:9                 10000:1                   1       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   suggested
               HP-S4253     42”   16:9                 10000:1                   1       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   retail
               HP-S4233     42”   16:9                 10000:1                   1       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   prices
               HP-R6372     63”   16:9                                           2       2        2       yes   HDMIx1
Toshiba
               42HP86       42”   16:9   1300          8000:1    1024x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $2,199
               42HP66       42”   16:9   1300          8000:1    1024x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $2,399
               50HP86       50”   16:9   1000          8000:1    1366x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $3,199
               50HP66       50”   16:9   1000          8000:1    1366x768        2       2        2       yes   HDMIx2   $3,399

								
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